Birmingham, Alabama: African Village in America Team Field Report

931 Nassau Ave. SW., Birmingham, AL
On the southwest edge of the city. I-65 exit 258. Drive west on Route 18 for one mile, then turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Drive south and take the third right onto Nassau Ave. Joe Minter's place is the last house on the left.
Daylight hours. Open gate policy; tours available if Joe is at home. (Call to verify)
Free, but you can buy an African Village book and/or DVD from Joe.
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Joe Minter's African Village in America.

African Village in America
Since 1989, folk artist Joe Minter has filled his yard with homemade sculptures, shrines, and signs as a tribute to African-Americans, on orders from God. He welcomes visitors. Report... [06/20/2010]

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African Village in America

Spent over an hour with Joe. He walked me and my two girlfriends around his "village" explaining his work. An amazing artist and thinker.

[Echall25, 04/02/2011]

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